Here are some chess puzzles by top FIDE women of 2016.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.

Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
Drag your cursor from one bracket to the other.

a)
Anastasia Bodnaruk vs Marta Michna, Germany, 2/27/2016
r5k1/pb4pp/1pq1Nn2/3p4/1Q6/6P1/PPP4P/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxf6 if gxf6 Qe7 or if Qe8 Rf8+ Qxf8 Nxf8 Rxf8 Qe7 ]

b)
Pia Cramling vs Victor Larsson, Sweden, 1/15/2016
4rbk1/1p1b1ppp/6q1/r2p4/p2N1B2/P2nPB1P/1PR2PPK/3Q1R2 w - - 1 0
[ Bh5 if Qa6 Be2 Bb5 Nxb5 or if Qe4 f3 ]

c)
Pia Cramling vs Josefine Heinemann, Mulhouse, 5/7/2016
3r2k1/1pq2p2/3R2p1/1P2Q2p/7P/5PK1/6P1/8 w - - 1 0
[ Rxg6+ ]

d)
Nana Dzagnidze vs Valentina Gunina, Huai'an, 3/1/2016
r2qr1k1/1p4pp/p1n2n2/3pp3/5PbB/2NBP3/PP4PP/2RQ1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxf6 ]

e)
Valentina Gunina vs Nana Dzagnidze, Huai'an, 2/29/2016
1r2r3/5k2/1q1pp2p/p1p2p2/P1P2P2/1P3QPP/2nNR3/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qh5+ if Kg7 Rxe6 mates ]

Top puzzles of FIDE women - 2016, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Valentina Gunina vs Tingjie Lei, Moscow, 6/11/2016
3R4/1pr1rkpp/p4q2/5p2/5P2/P3R2P/1P4PK/3Q4 w - - 1 0
[ Qd5+ Re6 Rxe6 Qxe6 Rf8+ Kxf8 Qxe6 ]

b)
Wenjun Ju vs Antoaneta Stefanova, Huai'an, 2/27/2016
6k1/4r3/3b2pp/3p4/2q5/2PN1Q1P/6P1/4R2K w - - 1 0
[ Rxe7 Bxe7 Ne5 ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Sarasadat Khademalsharieh vs Nashmil Kalvandi, Teheran, 8/ 4/2016
3kr3/pp3ppp/1q1Bn3/3p1N2/QP5n/4P2P/P4PP1/2R3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rc8+ Kxc8 Qxe8+ ]

d)
Alexandra Kosteniuk vs Anna Ushenina, Huai'an, 3/2/2016
1r1b1k1r/2qn2p1/b2Np2p/4P3/1R3P2/P5Q1/1PP3PP/2KR4 w - - 1 0
[ Qg6 if Kg8 Ne8 ]

e)
White mates in 5.
Alexandra Kosteniuk vs Martina Nobis, Germany, 1/23/2016
r5k1/ppQ2qb1/6R1/4p3/5p2/8/1PP2PP1/2K4R w - - 1 0
[ Rh8+ Kxh8 Qxf7 ]

Top puzzles of FIDE women - 2016, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
Alexandra Kosteniuk vs Elisabeth Paehtz, Huai'an, 3/1/2016
4Rnk1/p1N3pr/2Q2p2/1p5q/3P1B2/P1P5/5PP1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxf8+ Kxf8+ Bd6+ ]

b)
Irina Krush vs Zhongyi Tan, Huai'an, 2/28/2016
2r1n1k1/p5pp/2r1p3/1p1Q1P2/2nP1B2/3q2N1/4R1PP/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxe6 ]

c)
White mates in 2.
Monika Socko vs Jeff Sarwer, Stockholm, 1/2/2016
1r5k/p3bQpp/qr1p3N/1npPP2P/1p6/1N6/PPP2P2/1K1R3R w - - 1 0
[ Qg8+ ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Zhongyi Tan vs Qian Huang, Huai'an, 2/26/2016
1r1q1b1k/p1p4r/3pR1Q1/2pB4/2P3pP/1P4P1/P6K/4R3 w - - 1 0
[ Qg8+ Kxg8 Rg6+ ]

e)
Jolanta Zawadzka vs Mihaela Sandu, Mamaia, 5/31/2016
q4br1/3p2k1/5pp1/3r1P2/pp1pR3/7Q/PP4PP/4R2K w - - 1 0
[ Re7+ Bxe7 Rxe7 Kf8 Qh7 ]

Top puzzles of FIDE women - 2016, Part IV.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Jolanta Zawadzka vs Edyta Jakubiec, Poland, 6/26/2016
4r1k1/1p3Rp1/p2b2Pp/1q2pR2/4P3/2rN1Q2/PP6/1K6 w - - 1 0
[ Rxg7+ if Kxg7 Rf7+ Kg8 Rg7+ or if Kh8 Rh7+ Kg8 Rxe5 ]

b)
Xue Zhao vs Lilit Mkrtchian, Huai'an, 3/2/2016
5rk1/p6p/3p4/3q4/2p2p1N/5PPB/P3r2P/1RQ4K w - - 1 0
[ Bf1 if Ree8 Bxc4 ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Xue Zhao vs Natalia Zhukova, Teheran, 2/14/2016
5b2/6pk/1p2Q2p/8/1P3P1q/1B2P2P/5PK1/4r3 w - - 1 0
[ Qg8+ Kg6 Qf7+ Kh7 Bc2+ ]

d)
Natalia Zhukova vs Thomas Paehtz, Gibraltar, 2/1/2016
8/Q1q1r1k1/1r1pP2p/6p1/2P2p1P/1P3bP1/P2R1P2/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxc7 Rxc7 e7 ]

e)
Black mates in 3.
Sebastian Schmidt-Schaeffer vs Ekaterina Atalik, Prague, 1/13/2016
1k1r4/p1p4p/1pQ2npb/5p2/8/BP1B3P/P1P1RqP1/R2K4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qf1+ Re1 Rxd3+ ]

Top puzzles of FIDE women - 2016, Part V.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Elisabeth Paehtz vs Nana Dzagnidze, Huai'an, 3/ 2/2016
4r1k1/p2q3p/1p2r1p1/3p4/P1pP1P2/RnP2P2/2Q3PP/3N1RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Re2 Qb1 Nd2 Qc1 Nxf1 Kxf1 Re1+ Kf2 R8e2+ Kg3 Rg1 ]

b)
Xue Zhao vs Nana Dzagnidze, Huai'an, 2/28/2016
3r1rk1/pp3pp1/5q1p/4p3/4Q2n/4P1P1/PP1N1P1P/R2R2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxd2 Rxd2 Nf3+ ]

c)
Black mates in 2.
Boris Savchenko vs Dronavalli Harika, Alma-Ata, 6/19/2016
1k6/p4p2/1p2p3/4P3/Q4P2/P2qBKP1/2r5/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qd1+ Ke4 Qd5# ]

d)
Black mates in 2.
Alexandra Kosteniuk vs Qian Huang, Huai'an. 2/29/2016
r4r2/3kp2Q/8/3qBP2/1ppP4/8/PKP4P/R7 b - - 0 1
[ ...c3+ ]

e)
Anna Ushenina vs Wenjun Ju, Huai'an, 2/29/2016
6k1/p5p1/4b2p/5p2/PP6/7P/r2p1PP1/1R1B1K2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bc4+ if Be2 d1/Q+ Rxd1 Bxe2+ or if Kg1 Kh7 Kh2 Bd3 Rb3 Be4 ]

Top puzzles of FIDE women - 2016, Part VI.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Sarasadat Khademalsharieh vs Wenjun Ju, Abudhabi, 4/3/2016
3rr1k1/4qpp1/pN2n2p/2p5/8/1P3Q1P/P2R1PP1/3R2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nd4 Qh5 Nf3+ if gxf3 or Qxf3 Rxd2 ]

b)
Motahare Asadi vs Sarasadat Khademalsharieh, Teheran, 1/22/2016
2r3k1/6p1/3n3p/3rpP2/2N5/2R1K1P1/7P/2R5 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rdc5 if Kd3 e4+ ]

c)
Bence Szabo vs Tingjie Lei, Graz, 2/14/2016
r5k1/pp5p/6p1/4rnb1/8/2R1N3/PP3KPP/3N3R b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxe3 Nxe3 Rf8+ Ke2 Rfe8 ]

d)
Black mates in 2.
Antoaneta Stefanova vs Elisabeth Paehtz, Huai'an, 2/28/2016
7r/4ppk1/5bp1/B1PQ4/3PpPK1/4P1P1/2q5/4R3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rh4+ ]

e)
Bela Khotenashvili vs Antoaneta Stefanova, Huai'an, 2/29/2016
3rr1k1/pq4b1/5n1p/1p6/7P/1P1pP1P1/PB4Q1/2R1RNK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxg2+ Kxg2 d2 ]

Top puzzles of FIDE women - 2016, Part VII.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Irina Krush vs Anna Ushenina, Huai'an, 2/29/2016
6k1/1prn1p2/p1q3p1/P2p3p/NQnP3P/3BP1P1/5PK1/2R5 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxe3+ ]

b)
Simay Tokcan vs Anna Ushenina, Izmir, 7/27/2016
r3r1k1/pb2ppb1/1p1q2pp/8/2QP3B/2P2N2/P2R1PPP/4R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxf3 gxf3 Qf4 ]

c)
Oliwia Kiolbasa vs Jolanta Zawadzka, Poznan, 3/31/2016
4r1k1/3R3p/5p2/2pp4/r2b2P1/3P4/2RB1PP1/5K2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ra1+ Rc1 Rxc1+ Bxc1 Bc3 if Be3 d4 ]

d)
Wenjun Ju vs Xue Zhao, Huai'an, 3/ 1/2016
rr4k1/4ppbp/1BRp2p1/3P4/2Q1P3/1P3P1P/q5P1/3R2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxb6 Rxb6 Qa7 Qc6 Rb8 ]


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